Hippity Hop To The Barber Shop

This lovely traditional English song can be used to:

  • learn names
  • prepare and practise rhythms in 6/8 time
  • practise the melodic element 'fa'
  • improvise words (e.g. children can improvise new places to go, new ways of getting there, new things to buy and different friends or family members).
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Kodály Analysis:

Hippity Hop To The Barber Shop Theme: Occupations Games: Word Improvisation ; Learning Names
Partner: Form: Binary Song Type:
Scale: Pentachord CSP: E - A Age: Early Childhood - Middle Primary
Tones: d finalis r m f s Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: m d m ; d r s ; s m d finalis ; d f ; f r m d
Prac: , f


Origin: English Traditional Song
Source: Cities! Busy Places - Friendly Faces Kindermusik; Imagine That!

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